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Posts tagged ‘hoaxes’

Does Titanium Neckwear Make Athletes More Like Titanium? Or More Like, Stupid?

The titanium necklaces worn by big league players are supposed to relieve pain, increase muscle efficiency, and provide the same benefits as chugging an electrolyte-loaded drink.

link:  Titanium Baseball Neckwear Big on Hype, Short on Science | Playbook.

The Fantastic Fairy Hoax

The Cottingley Fairies were a series of fantastic photographs taken by two young English girls around the time of WWI.  The photos became famous after catching the attention of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle.  It wasn’t until 1958 that the women confessed all of the photographs were faked accept for one.

link:  The Cottingley Fairies.

Proof Of Time Travel: Cell User Calls The Future

Earlier this month this video started circulating of a woman appearing to have been captured talking on a cell phone in 1928.  The footage came from the opening of a Charlie Caplin movie at Mann’s Chinese Theater, and it’s pretty weird.

Now, the Cristian Science Monitor has published an article saying that the cell phone claim has been debunked.  According to their experts, the woman is using 19th century era hearing device called an Ear Trumpet.

 

eTrumpet or iPhone?

 

But go back and watch the slow motion analysis again.  I’m still not so certain it’s a hearing air.  It’s reasonable to think that the woman is listening for something.  But who is she talking too?

Re-rumoring "Paul Is Dead" Rumors

Dead, Not Dead?  A blog post from Robert Fontenot.

link: Paul is Dead — Frequently Asked Questions about the Paul McCartney death hoax.